An original b/w photograph by Malcolm Hart capturing the moment Allen Ginsberg handed a flower to a policeman during the Legalise Pot Rally in Hyde Park on July 16, 1967.
When Ginsberg was prevented by the police from playing his harmonium due to the lack of a licence, he gave a policeman a flower and continued chanting, raising a loud cheer from the crowd, who pelted the police with flowers and told them “We Love You”.
Pencilled caption and printer’s marks to verso, with photographer’s credit written in ink (International Times #16 printed another of Hart’s photographs of Ginsberg at the event).
Hart worked as a photographer for Esquire in New York and Town magazine in London, wrote the original screenplay for “Vanishing Point” (1971), and was commissioned to film at Woodstock as Unit Director.
Some superficial spotting to recto and staining to verso; edges roughly trimmed; o/w Very Good.